Thursday, March 23, 2017

Ya Pekhawara Pa Tha Sa Shwe De by Shoaib Khan Khattak

Peshawar was known in Sanskrit as Puruṣapura , literally meaning "city of men". It also found mention in the Zend Avesta as , the seventh most beautiful place on earth created by Ahura Mazda It was known as the "crown jewel" of Bactria and also held sway over Takshashila (modern Taxila). Being among the most ancient cities of the region between Central and South Asia, Peshawar has for centuries been a center of trade between Bactria, South Asia and Central Asia. As an ancient center of learning, the 2nd century BC. Bakhshali Manuscript used in the Bakhshali approximation was found nearby.
Vedic mythology refers to an ancient settlement called Pushkalavati in the area, after Pushkal, presently known as Charsadda.  In recorded history, the earliest major city established in the general area of Peshawar was called Puruṣapura (Sanskrit for City of Men), from which the current name "Peshawar" is likely derived and was western capital of Ghandhara civilization after Pushkalavati.
The area that Peshawar occupies was then seized by the Greco-Bactrian king, Eucratides (170 – 159 BC), and was controlled by a series of Greco-Bactrian, and later, Indo-Greek kings, who ruled an empire that geographically spanned from the area of present-day Afghanistan to North India. Later, the city was ruled by several Parthian and Indo-Parthian kings, another group of Iranian peoples germane to the region, the most famous of whom, Gondophares, ruled the city and its environs, starting in circa AD 46; the period of rule by Gondophares was briefly followed by two or three of his descendants, before they were displaced by the first of the "Great Kushans", Kujula Kadphises, around the middle of the 1st century AD.
According to the historian, Tertius Chandler, Peshawar consisted of a population of 120,000 in the year AD 100, making it a major city and the seventh-most populous city in the world at the time


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nazar Panra by Eng Farooq Khan Farooq


Pashto (English pronunciation:  rarely Pashto Pax̌tō known in Persian literature as Afghānī and in Urdu and Hindi literature as Paṭhānī,  is the South-Central Asian language of the Pashtuns. Its speakers are called Pashtuns or Pukhtuns and sometimes Afghans or Pathans. It is an Eastern Iranian language, belonging to the Indo-European family. Pashto is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan, and it is the second-largest regional language of Pakistan, mainly spoken in the west and northwest of the country. Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are almost 100% Pashto-speaking, while it is the majority language of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the northern districts of Balochistan. Pashto is the main language among the Pashtun diaspora around the world. The total number of Pashto-speakers is estimated to be 45–60 million people worldwide.
Pashto belongs to the Northeastern Iranian group of the Indo-Iranian branch, but Ethnologue lists it as Southeastern Iranian. Pashto has two main dialect groups, “soft” and “hard”, the latter known as Pakhto.
Nazar Panra by Eng Farooq Khan Farooq is a very interesting pashto poetry book


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bitcoin For Dummies - 1st Edition (2016)

Introduction 
Welcome to Bitcoin For Dummies! But just what is bitcoin?  How can there be digital money? Is it, like, some kind of  Internet money? Is it something you should even be concerned about, or indeed should you shy away from it? In the news, bitcoin 
coverage tends to be sketchy. You may have read articles about  people losing their money, or using bitcoin for illicit purchases on the black market. Or you may have read amazing success stories of people and businesses flourishing by using it. Fear not, dear readers. This book strips away the mystery and gets down to the facts. It patiently explains exactly what bitcoin is, discusses some of the possibilities this wonderfully disruptive yet  inspirational technology holds, and lays out some of the potential  benefits for all of us. Bitcoin could change our lives in a similar way that the Internet has done over the last few decades.In short, this book tells you everything you need to know to get  started. So what are you waiting for? Let’s, um . . . get started! 

About This Book 

Bitcoin For Dummies tells you a bit about the history of this fascinating technology and explores bitcoin as a concept and product. We show you how to open a wallet so that you can safely store your own bitcoins. We even guide you through the process of  obtaining some bitcoins. We demonstrate what you may do with those bitcoins and talk about the potential for earning money with them too. We touch upon regulatory and legal frameworks as they currently stand. We detail mining bitcoin and explain how you  could become involved in that — and why it may not be worth it.
We also prop up the hood and take a good look underneath. We detail how transactions work within the bitcoin environment and  delve deep into blockchain technology. We gaze into our crystal ball and speculate on how bitcoin and its blockchain system may 
develop in the future and how they may change many aspects of our lives. To round things off, we provide you with online resources to keep you up to date and help you become involved with the online community that is actively supporting bitcoin. 
Come on and join us. We think this will be one heck of a ride!